The next big QLD building trend

first_img FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK Metricon created a special arm to help homeowners navigate council approvals for multiple occupancy homes.Mr Ryan warned not all lots were suited to dual occupancy and navigating council zoning and town planning requirements could be tedious.“There are precincts where dual occupancy is appropriate and others where it is not,” he said. “DualOcc by Metricon is designed to assist people through that journey.” Sydney and Melbourne had led the trend out, he said, particularly off extended families and investors. Home designs have changed to take into account bigger households again.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoIn Queensland interest was likely to increase as land supply dwindled and councils looked to alternatives for high-rise apartments, he said.“Councils need to be looking or other options to bring more density because not everyone wants to live in a tower and not everyone wishes to live in a townhouse.”Mr Ryan said major benefits of dual occupancy included additional density, and potential extra income at a time when house prices in Brisbane were increasing. “A growing group now want to explore what development is possible on their existing land.“One of the major advantages of dual occupancy homes is the potential to make more income from a single land title.”Dual occupancy developments were classed as two or more homes on a single block of land.The developments could be multi-dwellings with one behind the other, a duplex, side-by-side attached dwellings, or a combination of all those. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 MORE: Robin Bailey lists Brisbane home Creating homes that accommodate multiple generations or families will become more important for Queenslanders, according to Metricon.“Often it’s people whose blocks are zoned for dual occupancy or who might be looking to maximise the yield of their lot.“In other cases, people might have owned a lot for a while and the zoning has now changed.“In many instances people are looking to stay in one part of the dual occupancy property and rent or sell the other.”center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:11Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen5 tips to style your home for sale01:12 Home building company Metricon is betting the next major trend in Queensland’s southeast corner will be dual occupancy homes.The next major home trend is being driven by house price rises, dwindling land supply, and buyers trying to make the most of their investment, according to a Queensland mega builder.Home building company Metricon is betting that dual occupancy homes will see the biggest demand going forward especially in South East Queensland. Sale of the century Wake up to ocean views Metricon’s Queensland general manager Peter Ryan said DualOcc — a specialist duplex and dual occupancy service — was created to simplify the approval and building process for property owners in Queensland and northern New South Wales.“We’ve seen a lot of requests for dual occupancy, particularly in areas like the Gold Coast and pockets of Moreton Shire,” he said.last_img read more

Thurston County Public Health Launches Home & Garden E-Newsletter

first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Public Health & Social Services DepartmentDo you like your house to shine and want to make sure that it’s as healthy as it is clean? Do you take pride in your roses and need to know how to deal with aphids?  Do you strive for a healthy, green lawn and want to protect your pets and children from toxic chemicals lurking in many lawn fertilizers?Thurston Home & Garden e-newsletter is designed to keep you in the loop with the best home and garden tips. Photo courtesy: Thurston County Public Health and Social ServicesGood news! You can get useful home and garden tips delivered to your inbox every two months. Thurston County Public Health & Social Services Department has recently launched a new e-newsletter designed to keep you in the loop with the best home and garden tips, whether you are dusting, landscaping, or controlling pests in your yard. The newsletter is full of inexpensive, time-saving, and practical tips for creating a healthy living space, both inside and outside. Get suggestions to improve indoor air quality, reduce allergy and asthma triggers, deal with mold, and learn safe and healthy ways to care for your garden and lawn.When asked why Thurston County Environmental Health is putting out a newsletter on the topic of healthy homes and gardens, Jennifer Johnson, Thurston County Education and Outreach Specialist, explains “We want to make our education program more accessible to the people of Thurston County and this tool directly delivers helpful information about what they can do inside and around their homes to make themselves healthier!” Cynthia Taylor, another newsletter contributor adds, “The e-newsletter is a fun, interactive way that Thurston County can fulfill its mission of promoting healthful, social, economic, and environmental conditions for all residents. We want people to know how they can easily reduce hazardous materials in their lives.”Each newsletter features six sections: Home, Garden, Lawn, Dig Deeper (with links for more information), Question and Answer, and a list of Local Events and Classes.  Here is a sneak preview of from the Home section in our August edition:What is in dust?Insect partsPollenSporesDust MitesSkin and Hair Particles (from people and pets)Animal DanderSootPesticidesChemicals (flame retardants, plasticizers)Bits of auto tires and brake padsLead, arsenic, cadmium, copper.Dust is an allergy and asthma trigger and it’s one of the main ways we are exposed to toxic substances like lead and arsenic. That’s why taking measures to reduce dust in your home is important. It’s especially important if you have small children, because their bodies are just developing and they spend a lot of time near the ground where the dust hangs out. If that isn’t enough to motivate you to dust your home and vacuum weekly, did you know that dusty surfaces are more likely to grow mold on them? Mold can thrive with a consistent source of moisture and dust. One way to prevent mold is to wipe down surfaces in areas where moisture and humidity are common, like the bathroom, kitchen, and around windows and doors.Subscribe today and tell your friends. Subscribe here, e-mail healthyhomes@co.thurston.wa.us, or call 360-867-2582.last_img read more